The Soundtrack Of My Life – English Edition

The lovely Em Linthorpe took part in a great music tag post and said that if we wanted to, we could join in!

soundtrack of my life

Simply, this tag is just picking 7 songs that could be described as forming “The Soundtrack Of My Life”.

You know me, I have a really rich, colourful and international background so it is hard to think of just seen songs, that you would all understand! So I decided to do to two posts! This one with western songs, and a second with International songs, that have influenced my life!

There is no rhyme nor reason to the songs I have chosen, but they are all songs that take me back to great times, or just get me singing straight away!

1 – Goodness Gracious Me!

This song was on a cassette tape that my parents would play in the car on long journeys and we giggled along to the accent of Peter Sellers! Such a funny song!

2 Especially For You – Kylie and Jason

I know, I know, cheesy! But I was a HUGE Neighbours fan growing up and they were my idols as a tween!

3. Boom Shak-a-Lack – Apache Indian

At Sixth Form, a new sensation, Apache Indian appeared int he charts, for a while. Yes he was indian, but he sang Ragga and Dancehall and I loved his silly songs!

4 – Don’t Let Go – En Vogue

I loved the soulful, sexy way these girls sang, and felt like such an appropriate song for me when it was released, and due to my own situation at the time.

5 – Close To You – The Carpenters

This is just such a beautiful song, and I love to sing it!! Ever since I heard it for the first time, it takes me back to happy places in my mind! I sometimes sing it to my kids, changing lyrics to suit them!

6. Superwoman – Karyn White

When things get me down, as a mum, wife and teacher, this is what I sing to myself! I know I am loved, but this helps me wallow in musical mud!

7. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

I know it is probably the most overplayed song in the world right now, but it is such a great song! And I have loved listening to all the variations that people have come up with! I especially like the Bhangra versions that have been remixed, so I am sharing one of those!

I’m not sure what you’ll learn about me from these songs, apart from the fact that my taste is rather eclectic, and that I must have had a rather cheesy upbringing lol! Still, I love em all!!!!!

If you would like to take part, please do, it’s a great way to revisit songs that have meant something in your life!

Look out for Part 2 – The International Version – coming soon!

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy E Martin
    May 14, 2017 @ 17:51:55

    What great choices, Sis. I love a good cheesy number as you know! I like Boom-Shak-A-Lak too, haven’t heard it for ages!!!

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  2. Rae Longest
    May 13, 2017 @ 22:07:39

    This was fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Erika Kind
    May 13, 2017 @ 19:53:21

    Wow, wonderful songs which truly make a soundtrack. I love all of them. And how can Ed Sheeran ever be overplayed… lol!

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  4. Em Linthorpe
    May 13, 2017 @ 18:14:01

    Finally got around to reading it…I love it. I loved that Apache Indian song and hadforgotten about it…so this was a welcome reminder. I’m off to read your other post and I’ll link them up with mine this evening. Thank you SO much for taking part xx

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  5. desertcurmudgeon
    May 13, 2017 @ 16:19:15

    What ever happened to En Vogue? I thought they were fantastic and then they seemed to just disappear.

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  6. Lisa A.
    May 13, 2017 @ 13:39:58

    Cool post, Ritu! I might take you up on this one.

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  7. willowdot21
    May 13, 2017 @ 12:14:55

    Running backwards today, and this is as fantastic as the International one!! 🤗🤔💖💟💝🎆



  8. scskillman
    May 13, 2017 @ 12:09:16

    I enjoyed listening to your selection of songs – they made me feel quite nostalgic!

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